Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A Little Birdie Told Me

This is for today's sketch challenge on SCS...#112Paper: "Tickled Pink" by 3 Bugs in a Rug
Cardstock: Rose Romance, Certainly Celery, Basic Black & White
Stamps: "Message from Above" by Penny Black.

This is actually my second attempt as my first one I used the aqua painter and classic ink to watercolor and it soaked through the whisper white cardstock. Do you ever have that problem?? So, this time, I used markers and no watercoloring. It's brighter, but I kinda like it cause it matches my bold cardstock better. If anyone out there has a great coloring technique they could share with me, I'm all ears!! :0) I forgot to add a shadow under him cause he's sittin' down...?? what was I thinkin'? It's been a looong day. At least I was able to sit down and make a card today. It made me smile and I hope it puts one on my friend's face when she opens it ?!!?


Allison said...

Super cute card...nice interpretation of the SC (esp. with the patterned paper!).

Peggy Maier said...

Really cute card! No, I don't have trouble with the watercoloring soaking through the paper. I try to keep the aquapainter or paintbrush fairly dry, not too wet. This makes a big difference. I have almost totally gone over to odorless mineral spirits & blending stumps - never a mistake - always comes out gorgeous! (I got the mineral spirits at Wal-Mart & the stumps at Hobby Lobby. Both are VERY cheap)

Susie said...

Great card... it looks like I'm not the only one ready for some bright colors & springtime! :)

I'm another one who switched over to Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) and Prisma's.. I love the way my cards come out and Peggy's right when she says "never a mistake". One that can't be corrected anyway! You can also get the Gamsol from Gina K @, in fact they might still be having a special... buy 5 Gina K. stamps and get a bottle of Gamsol free.

Try it.... bet ya love it!